Chief of party

from Chemonics
Closing date: 15 Dec 2017

Chemonics seeks a chief of party for the anticipated multiyear USAID/Indonesia Countering Violent Extremism Activity. Activities may include increasing communities’ resilience to extremism and conflict, addressing local drivers of violent extremism, building the capacity of local organizations and government partners to implement activities that prevent and counter violent extremism, and mitigating the effects of violent conflict on Indonesian communities. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide overall project leadership, management, and technical direction

  • Ensure that all project assistance is technically sound and appropriate

  • Implement directly the project's strategic long-term vision

  • Serve as the project's primary liaison with USAID, international and regional partners, and host-country government officials

  • Act as the primary liaison between the activity and Chemonics’ office in Washington, D.C., to address all technical and managerial matters

  • Supervise project technical and administrative staff, including the deputy chief of party and technical leads; ensure staff are successfully managing project activities and operations

  • Work with government counterparts to define project activities and targets and sustain close collaboration

  • Ensure compliance with the goals set in the contract, USAID regulations, and Chemonics’ policies and systems

  • Participate in regular project evaluations to assess progress and recommend solutions

  • Represent the project at periodic meetings with stakeholders to report on planned activities and actions, including implementation status


  • Advanced degree in international development, political or social science, conflict studies, social psychology, or another relevant field

  • Experience working in developing countries, preferably countries in fragile or transitional states or countries facing security challenges

  • Experience working on a program dedicated, at least in part, to countering violent extremism preferred; knowledge of and expertise in best practices for conflict mitigation, resolution, or prevention preferred

  • Experience and knowledge of countering violent extremism in Indonesia preferred; related expertise in Asia/Southeast Asia preferred

  • Minimum of 15 years of professional experience in international or community development and a minimum of eight years of work in countering violent extremism, conflict resolution, community cohesion, or related activities

  • Experience managing an office or program and supervising other staff for a donor, contractor, or international NGO

  • Experience designing, developing, and implementing activities in a post-conflict, transitional, or security-challenged setting

  • Experience hiring and supervising host-country local personnel and ensuring they have the necessary training to meet program needs

  • Financial management experience, including budgeting, tracking, reporting, accounting, and procurement

  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity

  • Fluency in English required; knowledge of Bahasa or other local languages preferred

How to apply:

Please submit an email with a CV and cover letter as attachments and "Chief of party" in the subject line to no later than December 15, 2017. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted. ​